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by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Altium Designer ~ Add Mechanical Layers to all Plots?
Replies: 0
Views: 9539

Altium Designer ~ Add Mechanical Layers to all Plots?

Hello, When generating the Gerber files from Altium Designer confirm that the option to add mechanical layer to all plots is DESELECTED (See attached) on the Gerber Setup dialog box. You do not want to add the mechanical layer to any other layers as this could cause shorting and/or add unnecessary o...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: 24 hr 4-Layer
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Views: 1121

24 hr 4-Layer

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by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: PADs ~ Plot Options & Justification Setting
Replies: 0
Views: 1683

PADs ~ Plot Options & Justification Setting

Hello, When generating Gerber files using PADs software, choose 'Centered' for the Justification setting on the Plot Options tab, rather than 'Scale to Fit.' Also confirm that '1 to 1' is entered for 'Scaled to' to confirm that the files will be the correct size for Sunstone. Using the Scale to Fit ...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Extended Gerber Format / RS-274X
Replies: 0
Views: 1863

Extended Gerber Format / RS-274X

Hello, In reviewing the Gerber RS-274X Format, Extended Gerber Files provide enhancements that handle polygon fill codes, custom apertures, and other features that the RS-274D (Basic Gerber) Format did not. As a result, this format is the preferred format when submitting your Gerber files to Sunston...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Altium Designer - How do I generate the NC Drill File?
Replies: 2
Views: 18379

Altium Designer - How do I generate the NC Drill File?

Hello!

To generate the NC Drill file using Altium Designer, go to File > Fabrication Outputs > NC Drill Files, and the NC Drill Set Up window will open.

Confirm that the Units are in Inches and the Format is 2:4; and that the remainder of default settings are chosen and saved.
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: EAGLE Software - "What are 'stacked pads?"
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

EAGLE Software - "What are 'stacked pads?"

Hello, Stacked pads refers to the situation when you have generated both a pad and a clearance in the same location. This usually happens when mid-layers 2 - 15 have a name beginning with the '$' character and both pads & vias have been generated. If the layer name begins with the '$' character it i...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Altium Designer/Protel - 'Film is too small for this PCB' error
Replies: 3
Views: 12405

Altium Designer/Protel - 'Film is too small for this PCB' er

I ran across further information on other objects that may cause this error and a possible solution in resolving the issue: There can be several issues when you get the error in Protel, Film too Small for PCB; Usually objects outside the board area. Most objects can be deleted easily because they ar...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: EAGLE Software - Generating the NC Drill File
Replies: 2
Views: 31133

Re: EAGLE Software - Generating the NC Drill File

Hello David, I'm happy to hear that this information helped. It sounds like your questions have been resolved, but if you need further assistance in generating the gerber files, do not hesitate to contact us. There are also other EAGLE software topics here that may be of interest to you. If there ar...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: NEW DFM ADD-ONS for EAGLE and VALUEPROTO!
Replies: 0
Views: 2152

NEW DFM ADD-ONS for EAGLE and VALUEPROTO!

NEW DFM ADD-ONS for EAGLE and VALUEPROTO! DFM Add-Ons for EAGLE are an EAGLE-format set of Design For Manufacturing (DFM) Rules files, written in accordance with Sunstones manufacturing criteria for 2 layer ValueProto designs. These DFM Rules files are made available to you at no cost. EAGLE users c...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: DFM ADD-ONS for EAGLE and QUICKTURN!
Replies: 0
Views: 2192

DFM ADD-ONS for EAGLE and QUICKTURN!

DFM Add-Ons for EAGLE are an EAGLE-format set of Design For Manufacturing (DFM) Rules files, written in accordance with Sunstones manufacturing criteria for 2, 4, and 6 layer Quickturn designs as manufactured through PCBexpress. These DFM Rules files are made available to you at no cost. EAGLE users...

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